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Charlotte Hornets' Al Jefferson rated at 91 in NBA Live 16

Footage from EA Sports' NBA Live 16 has begun to leak, and as a result, we know what the Hornets are rated.

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Every September, NBA fans wait for three things: Media Day, the NBA preseason, and the newest editions of their favorite basketball video games. Footage from EA Sports' NBA Live 16 has surfaced on YouTube, and several players have uploaded player ratings.

Player ratings are always a hot topic for debate, as any attempt to reduce a player's contributions to a single number are futile. As far as we've come in measuring statistics and developing complex formulas and algorithms to quantify and predict a player's contributions, we're still very, very far from such a minimalist approach accurately representing what a player is worth.

This year, three Hornets have a rating of 80 or higher, and just one has a rating of 90 or higher. Yes, one of the Hornets is rated at 91. Because of course.

Check out the list of ratings below:

  • Al Jefferson: 91
  • Kemba Walker: 85
  • Nicolas Batum: 84
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: 79
  • Jeremy Lin: 78
  • Marvin Williams: 77
  • Brian Roberts: 76 (!!!)
  • Frank Kaminsky: 76
  • Jeremy Lamb: 75
  • Spencer Hawes: 74
  • Cody Zeller: 71
  • Elliot Williams: 69
  • P.J. Hairston: 69
  • Troy Daniels: 67
  • Tyler Hansbrough: 66
Where does one start with these ratings? Wow.

So, Al Jefferson is a good player. Heck, he's a very good player. But I can't imagine a world in which he's deserving of a 91 overall as his rating, especially after his stinker of a season in 2014-15. Kemba Walker somehow got himself an 85, which is fairly difficult to justify as well. Arguably the most baffling rating, however, is Brian Roberts' 76. Roberts had a PER of 11.7 last season, a VORP of -0.2, and a BPM of -2.5. If that's a 76, Biyombo better be an 80 with the Raptors. (Biyombo's sitting at 75, by the way.)

Some former Hornets ratings: Gerald Henderson is at 81, Noah Vonleh is at 73, and good ol' Lance at 82.

I don't know who did these ratings.